- young woman, f נערה
Okay, use your “pirate voice” for this one! Say: “ Aaarg! That young man (נער) is Naaarrly!” Ayin in Hebrew means “eye”, so associate an eyepatch on that pirate of yourn. In addition, the niqqud are patach, which I remember as "pancake", so complete the picture with the pirate with the eye patch eating pancakes!!
- Na'aRAH would be the feminine form. Note that the patach is reduced in spelling under the ayin, since it is a gutteral, and not being emphasized as it was in the masculine. Many nouns are made feminine by adding qamets-hey to the masculine noun. Refer to vowel pointing study sheet on A type vowels.
- Shalom! Keren